July 23, 2013

National law firm Polsinelli welcomes Daniel W. Graves, Tara J. Hawley and Samuel H. Jeter as associates in Kansas City. Graves will focus on real estate finance and Hawley will concentrate on corporate and transactional matters. Jeter, who earned his LL.M. in Health Care, joins the firm’s national Health Care Practice which was recently ranked as the fourth largest in the country according to the American Health Lawyers Association and Modern Healthcare.

“It’s always exciting to welcome new attorneys in Kansas City where we continue growing to meet client needs and are preparing to move into Plaza Vista, our new firm headquarters,” said Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh. “Daniel, Tara and Samuel are part of the next generation of Polsinelli attorneys who are committed to understanding our clients’ complex challenges and helping them reach their business goals.”

Recently, the Kansas City office added Real Estate Shareholder Roxen Koch and Commercial Litigation Shareholder Dan Cranshaw. The Kansas City office is preparing for its long awaited move to Plaza Vista allowing the Plaza and Downtown attorneys and staff to serve clients in one location. The Dallas, Los Angeles and New York offices all recently relocated to larger spaces to accommodate additional attorney and staff. Polsinelli was recently recognized as the fastest-growing law firm in America over the past five years by The American Lawyer. This year, the firm moved up to the 69th position from 78th in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms. The American Lawyer Magazine featured Polsinelli in its June 2013 issue.

All three associates join the firm with additional honors earned in law school or college. Graves earned his law degree magna cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2012. He served as Lead Articles Editor for the Missouri Law Review and is a member of the Order of the Barristers and Order of the Coif. Graves graduated cum laude after earning his B.S. from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001.

Hawley earned her law degree from the University of Michigan in 2012. Before law school, she received her B.A. in Chinese, with honors, from Grinnell College in 2010.
Jeter earned his LL.M. in Health Care from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and earned his law degree from the New England School of Law in 2012, Dean’s List. Jeter attended the University of Kansas where he earned his B.A. in 2009, Phi Alpha Theta.

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